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so a 10 cent copy becomes a dollar. when you're poor, that's a huge deal. and in the past, you used to be able to add coins and also when there were typewriters, do it with your own paper. thank you. >> my name is anna -- aka --4 >ñ jones. i was unable to come -- before city hall because i was kidnapped by the police, and tortured, and threatened with my death. i was kidnapped three times. i was -- according to father kyle who came to pick me up from st. mary's hospital, they were going to kill me. they wanted to find any way to take me over to the jail to do it. ascension is your choice. it is our responsibility to consciously choose to evolve. to do this is to live in integrity. living in integrity is behaving
part of all that is. ascension is to rise above limited ways of thinking and creating rea÷y&h0o) i made a whole list of things that i think would be helpful if we had had a discussion about the muni. the muni is where this situation started, the hate crimes -- again and again. this is what i wanted to talk to president chiu about. this is the extension -- ascension extension that i propose be built. i could have it built as i know welders and people who could do the casting. there are two signs that say there is no soliciting. one is on this little gas ebbo, and the other is on -- if you were to extend it, the bathroom that goes here. currently, there are dpw advertising -- these are temporary gates. they look horrible and have
horrible-looking cones in front of8iáçg them. probably more important although this is where i need or was healing but the police put rubber gloves on and threatened to take me away. the city breaks about five laws. it used to be they just perform in the evenings and take away the people from their angst in the rain. now they take away the children's right to ascension, the people's right to talk, and the people's right to heal and use our park as we choose. they're are loud speakers going on -- >> president chiu: thank you veryzj'( ksñ much. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment in seeing closed. madam clerk, could we go to the adoption calendar. >> clerk calvillo: item had 3 43 is being considered for immediate -- without committee reference. the board of supervisors hold a public hearing on december 11 at 3 pm with the board sitting as a committee of the whole to
consjpxe temporary construction licenses for various real properties by eminent domain for the public purpose of constructing the central subway third street light rail extension project. >> president chiu: the house has changed roll call vote. >> clerk calvillo: on item 43, supervisor avalos, aye. supervisor campos, aye. president chiu, aye. supervisor chu, aye. supervisor cohen,ñkj4n absent. supervisor elsbernd, aye.pi"o supervisor farrell, aye. supervisor kim, aye. supervisor mar, aye. supervisor olague, aye. there are nine ayes. >> president chiu: resolution passes. and why don't we go to our imperative agenda, madam clerk. >> clerk calvillo: on behalf of supervisor chu for resolution recognizing the grand reopening of the sunset recreation center
and commending the project team of san francisco rec and park and the department of public works forf ]w hard work and commitment to san francisco and its residents. >> president chiu: take that one first. colleagues, we have a resolution from supervisor chu. i believe it's -- it has the requisite commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. it's been seconded by supervisor elsbernd. let me ask if there are members of public that wish to speak on this imperative item. seeing none -- you're welcome to speak on the imperative item which is a resolution around -- madam clerk it's the sunset rec center? >> clerk calvillo: yes recognizing the grand reopening of thesq9k4$ópimñ sunset recre. >> president chiu: so you can speak on this item. life or death, imperative, what is imperative. imperative, i think, is the right for people to live equally, for this to be the land of the free and the home of the
brave, in order to do that, we need to be safe. disabled people who have seizures are not::zjr)z the parks or anywhere because we don't have appropriate actions for them as a seizure victim i would like to see that be an imperative --da'( r a detail brt before you because i have the solution. we could take people, who are seizuring, and bring pup tents to them, bring people who are properly trained in the chinese hold our hands, something that's worked for generations. it does not work to thug us as it does not work to thug us as would be because we never change from seizuring, we cannot be mistreated the way we are mistreed. i think it's imperative agenda that we think in terms of the health and welfare and safety of us. if we need our doctors to have notes on the er so that they
understand how our care should be taken care of, that's an imperative agenda for all of the people of san francisco so that we're safe. this was something promised by barack obama in his first letter that we not be chartered consistently. the people who continually torture me. the people who hurt me continue to do so. i would like to see that resolved and i would like to talk to all the people because i have solutions and i can't do it alone. i need your help. i need the people's help. and the people need to be able to write after daifts on their computers. you're not a bunch of monkeys. you can take input from people and find out what's really going on on the underbelly of the dragon because since the first >> president chiu: thank you very much. public on public comment with regards to this item? seeing none, closing public comment. and, colleagues, can we do it --
take this imperative agenda same house same call? that will be the case. second imperative agenda is by supervisor av loss. >> the clerk: resolution declaring november 25, 2012 international day for elimination of violence against women and girlsjp in the doest of san francisco. >> president chiu: do you have any comments? >> supervisor avalos: you just want to thank supervisor cohen for her cosponsorship. this was brought to me by -- who was having a cultural event,jp!s coming saturday, november 24, 7 pm at the dance mission center. it will be a really great event and there will be healers there to help heal the world of violence. blessed are the peaceful. >> president chiu: is there a second to supervisor avalos' motion. seconded by supervisor campos. colleagues, this resolution has the purely commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. there is a second. is there any public comment on this item?
>> i would like to address the fact that there is violence of me starting a war between the police, as i did december 9, has helped that situation, except up against the old cops that are thugging. they did give me a police report after i was beaten but then they took me because the police refused to call the night ministry over to be tortured at st. mary's hospital where i could have been tortured to death. violence against women is not acceptable. acceptable. if there are no cameras1 facilities, including the unholy marriage between the ama, theiq ers where according to the five columbia/jax4 university neurologists who diagnosed me as acute complex seizure victim
where you can'tñjpfi get help e these guys laugh as they throw you into toilets. i had a square foot full of bruises and probably a broken cocksic. these are events -- i was who tortured me. russians and people who were not americans originally held me down while the snakeman twisted my neck with about 10 people, the head of the er brought them in because i'm misdiagnosed. i have saying happy children to the people in -- and yet in the back in the ers with no cameras and no witnessing these repeated problems happen. violence against women, against girls, yes, we need protection. we need for them to know how to stand up and fight the system that doesn't protect us. we need to have the police be accountable for their actions to wear those cameras on them because people usually watch the
tortured people. the person who was driving -- whether they kidnapped me when i didn't qualify for the -- >> president chiu: thank you very much. any other members of the public wish to speak in general public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, again if we can take this same house, same call, that shall be the case. madam clerk, i think we have one more. >> clerk calvillo: one last resolution on behalf of supervisor mar declaring february 24, 2012 the saturday after thanksgiving holiday as small business to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses in san francisco. >> president chiu: supervisor mar has offered his resolution that has the requisite purely commendatory finding as well as brown act finding. seconded by supervisor campos. is there any public comment on this item? okay. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. and if we can take this item same house same call. that shall be the case.
madam clerk please read the in memoriams. >> the clerk: today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following individuals on behalf of supervisor avalos for the late alex -- on behalf of supervisor mar for the late ms. fay hennic bingham, on behalf of president chiu and supervisor mar for the late mr. allen farley. on behalf of supervisor elsbernd for the"j2x late mr. he hadward patrick mcgovern. on behalf of supervisor campos, supervisor mar, supervisor kim and avalos, for the late mr. howard l. wallace. >> president chiu: thank you, madam clerk. is there any more business in front of the body? >> clerk calvillo: that concludes our business for today, mr. president. >> president chiu: i want to wish you and your families, members of the public and everyone watching on sf gov tv, thank you for your service and wishing everyone for a very, very happy thanksgiving. this meeting is adjourned.
>> the annual celebration of hardly strictly bluegrass is always a hit now completing itself 12 year of music in the incredible golden gate park. >> this is just the best park to come to. it's safe. it's wonderful and such a fun time of the year. there is every kind of music you can imagine and can wander around and go from one stage to another and just have fun. >> 81 bands and six stages and no admission. this is hardly strictly bluegrass. >> i love music and peace. >> i think it represents what is great about the bay area. >> everyone is here for the music and the experience. this is why i live here. >> the culture out here is
amazing. it's san francisco. >> this is a legacy of the old warren hel ment and receive necessary funding for ten years after his death. >> there is a legacy that started and it's cool and he's done something wonderful for the city and we're all grateful. hopefully we will keep this thing going on for years and years to come.
>> good morning, everyone, and welcome to the tuesday, november 20th, 2012 meeting of the san francisco county transportation authority. my name is david campos and i am the chair of the commission, the authority. we are joined by the clerk of the authority, erika cheng, and we would like to thank the following members of sfgtv staff for covering the meeting today. nona and jessie. madam clerk, if you can please call item 1 roll call. >> commissioner avalos? >> present. >> [speaker not understood]. cohen present. elsbernd present. farrell present. kim absent.
mar absent. olague present. wiener present. we have a quorum. >> great, thank you very much. if you can now call item number 2. >> item number 2, approval of minutes of the october 23, 2012 meeting, that is an action item. >> before we take action on this item i'd like to open it up for any member of the public who would like to speak on item 2, please come forward. you each have three minutes. mr. chair, i was reading the minutes and normally i don't comment on the minutes. but when we comment on something that is critical and important and if just a few sentences are put in the minutes, maybe that's the style of doing it. but i think it's really important when you're talking about the third street light rail, the first street starting at fourth and king and ending in the middle of visitacion
valley, that that connection from visitacion valley to balboa station is very critical in having a system that really works. so, again and again, i take people on the third street light rail and we stop at visitacion valley, there isn't a town there, there isn't anything there. and i know one of the supervisors who represents district 11 is pushing for it, but there seems to be no concerted effort to listen to his pleas. but i tell you it's high time that we in the minutes, when somebody says something about that thing it reflects -- it reflects [speaker not understood] that there should be some short term and long-term goals regarding connecting balboa station to visitacion valley. and then bringing that all the way to fourth and king. thank you very much. >> thank you.
is there any other member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. we can take our roll call on this. [roll call] minutes passed. >> item passes, thank you. if you can now call item number 3. >> item number 3, chair's report, this is an information item. >> thank you very much. i have some brief remarks today. as you know, we are about to enter the holiday season and i want to begin by wishing everyone a happy thanksgiving and hopefully everyone here and
those who are watching will be able to spend some time with family. i do want to thank our staff at the sf county transportation authority for all the work that they have done this year. i think that we have accomplished a lot and i look forward to having a more in-depth discussion about some of those accomplishmentses at our next meeting. as you know, we had an election on november 6 and we had some interesting developments in terms of revenue, at least, at the state level we saw some relief being brought by prop 30. we also saw a couple of transportation measures that failed in alameda county and in los angeles, and i think that as we are analyzing the reasons for those results, it's important for us here in san francisco to have a better understanding of why perhaps that happened as we think about our own transportation needs going forward. of course, the most significant development at the federal level was the reelection of president obama. and i think that what that
means for transportation, not only in the state of california, but nationwide, is pretty significant including, of course, what it does to high-speed rail. and the president has been a very strong supporter of that and that's something that we have been pushing for here in california and we want to make sure that we continue our efforts. but that certainly is a positive development on that -- on that front. as we move forward to the next year, one of the things that i'd like to ask my colleagues is to simply think about some of the priorities that we should have as a body, not only priorities in terms of the individual projects or needs that each one of our districts has, but also collectively the priorities for the city. i know that we have seen a great deal of cooperation between the county transportation authority and the sfmta and i think that it's important for us to continue those efforts. and one of the things that i wanted to see next year is to
-- and focus more on how we improve some of the coordination that is taking place among the various city agencies, especially around some of the major projects. i thought, you know, in the last few months we have seen exactly how that coordination, that cooperation has worked well. we also have seen examples of how it hasn't. and, so, to the extent that what we as a funding agency can play a role in facilitating and enhancing that cooperation i would like to see that. and that's one of the items i'd like to have at a future meeting, to have a more in-depth discussion and a conversation, really, with all the different agencies that work with the county transportation authority about how we can improve that level of cooperation and corroboration. i think it will lead to greater efficiencies in how some of these projects are delivered. so, that's it unless you have any questions. i will open it up to public comment. any member of the public who would like to speak on item 3, please come forward.
mr. chair, i like your comments. what i want to focus on are the youth that we have here in san francisco. with the mtc, the san francisco county transportation authority, the mta, together with the board of supervisors and especially this body, if we focus on our youth and hug them as much as we can to meet their transportation needs. * help them and one of the ways we can do that is by having a lively discussion as to how our monies are spent and have a broader view. we seem to be more focused on the operations and the machines rather than the living and the human beings who are [speaker not understood]. thank you very much. >> thank you. is there any other member of the public who would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed.
madam clerk, if you can please doll item number 4? >> executive director's report, this is an information item. >> now we will curran it over to our executive director. mr. moskovich, i want to thank you and your staff as we near the end of the calendar year for all the work that has been done this calendar year. >> thank you, mr. chairman. my report was a couple of additional handouts as well. i'm only going to focus on five of the items in the report in the interest of time. the first thing i'd like to comment on is that we have on the van ness vip project, bus rapid transit project, we've submitted the revised exception fact sheets to caltrans. as you know, caltrans has jurisdiction over the design on van ness avenue because it is a state route. and we are working very closely with the mta to make sure that we have a really top notch
design for this bus rapid transit route in san francisco, the first fully featured vrt project to come through, probably in the north american continent of this kind. and we anticipate getting an approval from caltrans in early january. the publishing of the final eirs is now slated for february and that should allow us to bring the certification actually into this board on both the federal and the state documents by march 2013. in addition to that, i want to point out that we spent the last month and a half or so negotiating with mta on a transition plan. as you may recall, the plan all along has been for the authority to clear the project environmentally and then turn it over to the mta to finalize design and get it built. and that moment has come and
i'm very pleased to report that we have reached agreement. i signed the transition plan document a couple days ago and, so, we are on schedule with that and will be a further action that will take place with an updated memorandum of the agreement between the two agencies which will come to you [speaker not understood] in december and that will memorialize at the policy level what we have already agreed to at the staff level. so, i'm really delighted about that and very confident that we're moving forward with the van ness vrt project in a most positive way. there are people who are interested in looking at the details of where the project is can go to www.van ness vip, all one word, dot-org.
the bayview [speaker not understood] study has continued to advance as well as community outreach related to that plan. in collaboration with the department of public health and their bayview zone initiative, the next meeting -- there was a meeting of the community, working group, earlier this month. and the next one will be on december 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the bayview ymca which is located at 1601 lane street. the san francisco transportation plan, which as you know is our long-range planning document for favors thaition in the city 30erctiontion -- 30-year document under development. and as you know, we had an online survey the last month and a half or so that provided essentially a budget gain for
people to provide their input on how to prioritize the over $3 billion in discretionary funds that will be available over the life of the plan for transportation priorities in the city. we have tremendous -- response of over 600 people took part in the game online and provided the detailed answers. those, of course, are going to be used in the process of refining the list of projects and programs that will be proposed for the next stages of the plan. also in response to agency comments, we have integrated pedestrian bicycle and travel management programs into the performance evaluation so that we have more complete picture. the results along with input received in the course of the public outreach will be used to inform [speaker not understood].
the next meeting of the advisory committee for the san francisco transportation plan is on november 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the authority's offices. 14 55 market street, second floor. the target for completion of the plan is summer of 2013. and will go entirely with the adoption of the regional transportation plan. in connection with that online to and for public input, got submitted to a national competition that was organized by the transportation research board, which is the branch of the national academy of scienceses that deals with transportation nationwide. and we actually won among four national initiatives as one of the best public outreach tools in the country. so, we're going to be receiving a recognition for that at the january meeting of the
transportation research board. and i want to congratulate my staff, our deputy for planning and all the people that participated in the process of putting that together, our deputy for technology services as well, elizabeth. it really is a great opportunity to bring people closer and make it real for them how we make decisions in terms of transportation priorities. and my final item is about the [speaker not understood] bay area grant. we closed the project september 27 for [speaker not understood] the program over the next four years. on october 26, a month later we received 12 applications for a total of $62.6 million worth of projects.